Operations Manager - Energy from Waste

27 Apr 2021
25 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Reporting to the Plant Director, in this role you will manage the operation of the Waste to Energy Plant and to ensure conformance of all workers in relation to this as well as; legal and regulatory requirements, quality and environment assurance standards, Health and Safety, work in accordance with permit to operate under regulations, Company policies, and Safe working practices.

Duties and Key Responsibilities:

* Manage and control the efficient disposal of waste delivered onsite, while ensuring the reliable and economic generation of steam and electricity.

* Ensure that the operation of the plant is in strict accordance with all relevant legal and regulatory requirements, quality and environment standards, health and safety, PPC permit requirements, Company policies, and all Safe working practices for the Back-up Boiler (BuB) and the Waste to Energy Plant (WtE) and in accordance with the site regulation for the rest of the erection site.

* Monitor and control the quality and quantity of waste coming into the plant with Team Leaders for complaince to procedures and ensure each vehicle (waste, chemical etc) is weighed upon arrival and departure

* Ensuring that the plant staff correctly monitor all emissions and environmental impacts and are aware of their duties and responsibilities towards health/safety and the environment.

* Thoroughly investigate the cause of any emissions / incidents and implement any corrective or preventative action to prevent re-occurrence.

* Proactive review of all responsive and corrective operational activities to identify repetitive issues and propose longer-term measures and solutions where necessary.

* Ensure production and consumption forecasting (Electricity, gas, Ash product). To participate in the COMAH test drill and implement any required follow-up actions or measures for improvement following COMAH tests and drills conducted at the Site within the time period agreed between the parties.

* Ensure that all data reporting on planned and unplanned daily events is recorded correctly, promptly and dealt with by appropriate persons within the required time scales.

* Ensure that the daily cleaning on the external parts of the site and the internal tipping hall area keep the external areas of the Site in a clean and tidy condition in accordance with Grade B standard (such grade as described in the Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse (Scotland) 2018).

* Ensure that the weighbridge is fully functional and is calibrated when required and including producing weighbridge reports as necessary.

* Updating of Plant Operating Instructions, and Risk Assessments and issue instructions to staff.

Management responsibility:

* To supervise, control, support and motivate staff within the team.

* Participate in the preparation, planning and execution of the annual outage and any unplanned shutdowns.

* Actively participate in yearly forecasting and annual maintenance and lifecycle plans.

* Produce and send monthly and weekly Forecast reports, and shut down reports to the Project Co.

* Responsible for ensuring that all staff are trained and competent in the performance of their duties by utilising the T100 system and ensuring attendance to all planned training.

* Development of clearly defined procedures for all programmed activities and review where necessary to account of changes in operating systems and equipment.

Health & Safety and Environmental responsibilities

* Be responsible for the day to day health and safety on site with a functional link into the company's health and safety manager

* Control the establishment and use of the Permit to Work system.

* Ensure there is a high standard of housekeeping on the plant at all times.

* Act as Safety controller within the Company's Permit to Work (PTW) system. Ensure full compliance and application of the Permit to Work system in relation to associated operations/maintenance activities.

* Highlight any necessary changes required within Plant Operating Instructions (POI's), and Risk Assessments.


* Relevant knowledge and recent experience in the operation of steam to energy and high pressure boiler systems.

* Minimum HND level of qualification but preferably trained to degree level in a technical/engineering capacity

* CCNSG Safety and NEBOSH General Certificate would be advantageous.

* Computer Literate - Able to manipulate data on Microsoft packages and basic IT software, (including our internal systems CMMS, and DCS).


* High voltage authorised person electrical experience and qualifications highly desirable.

* IOSH Managing Safely experience